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Habrand, Tanguy ULg

Article for general public (2007)

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See detailInteraction between dendritic cells and nerve fibres in lymphoid organs after oral scrapie exposure
Dorban, Gauthier ULg; Defaweux, Valérie ULg; Demonceau, Christine ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv (2007), 451(6), 1057-1065

In transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), the infectious agent, called PrPsc, an abnormal isoform of the cellular prion protein, accumulates and replicates in lymphoid organs before affecting ... [more ▼]

In transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), the infectious agent, called PrPsc, an abnormal isoform of the cellular prion protein, accumulates and replicates in lymphoid organs before affecting the nervous system. To clarify the cellular requirements for the neuro-invasion of the scrapie agent from the lymphoid organs to the central nervous system, we have studied, by confocal microscopy, the innervations within Peyer's patches, mesenteric lymph nodes and the spleen of mice in physiological conditions and after oral exposure to prion. Contacts between nerve fibres and PrPsc-associated cells, dendritic cells (DCs) and follicular dendritic cells (FDCs), were evaluated in preclinical prion-infected mice. Using a double immunolabelling strategy, we demonstrated the lack of innervation of PrPsc-accumulating cells (FDCs). Contacts between nerve fibers and PrPsc-propagating cells (DCs) were detected in T-cell zones and cell-trafficking areas. This supports, for the first time, the possible implication of dendritic cells in the prion neuroinvasion process. [less ▲]

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See detailCdk2 Is Dispensable for Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis
Vandenbosch, Renaud ULg; Borgs, Laurence ULg; Beukelaers, Pierre ULg et al

in Cell Cycle (Georgetown, Tex.) (2007), 6(24), 3065-9

Granule neurons of the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus undergo continuous renewal throughout life. Among cell cycle regulators, cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (Cdk2) is considered as a major regulator of ... [more ▼]

Granule neurons of the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus undergo continuous renewal throughout life. Among cell cycle regulators, cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (Cdk2) is considered as a major regulator of S-phase entry. We used Cdk2-deficient mice to decipher the requirement of Cdk2 for the generation of new neurons in the adult hippocampus. The quantification of cell cycle markers first revealed that the lack of Cdk2 activity does not influence spontaneous or seizure-induced proliferation of neural progenitor cells (NPC) in the adult DG. Using bromodeoxyuridine incorporation assays, we showed that the number of mature newborn granule neurons generated de novo was similar in both wild-type (WT) and Cdk2-deficient adult mice. Moreover, the apparent lack of cell output reduction in Cdk2(-/-) mice DG did not result from a reduction in apoptosis of newborn granule cells as analyzed by TUNEL assays. Our results therefore suggest that Cdk2 is dispensable for NPC proliferation, differentiation and survival of adult-born DG granule neurons in vivo. These data emphasize that functional redundancies between Cdks also occur in the adult brain at the level of neural progenitor cell cycle regulation during hippocampal neurogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailLe réveil de l’immatériel. La production onirique du patrimoine des Indiens Zápara (Haute Amazonie)
Bilhaut, Anne-Gaël ULg

Doctoral thesis (2007)

The Zapara Indians in the Upper Amazon are on the verge of disappearing from the linguistic map. This is a fact. And yet, their emergence within the political landscape in Ecuador (but not yet in Peru ... [more ▼]

The Zapara Indians in the Upper Amazon are on the verge of disappearing from the linguistic map. This is a fact. And yet, their emergence within the political landscape in Ecuador (but not yet in Peru), has provided them with a greater international visibility as an indigenous group. Most unusually, the accounts of dreams become one of the key elements of new forms of identity practices and identification processes – as those narrated here by two Zapara political leaders will attest. In search of their material and immaterial heritage, these leaders make use of the realm of dreams, using occurred dreams to orient their choices in the reconstruction of a collective memory. The dream, as a tool for engaging in a regredient process or in the return into the past, provides the historical elements that the Indians will then re-inject into their present in order to construct new “traditions”. In this dissertation, I will be describing the mechanisms, the learning of, and the local theories concerning the experience of dreams. In order to be understood, the dream must first circulate, and must have an issuer as a point of departure. Dreaming is also the means for a privileged relationship between human and non- human beings. Throughout this thesis, various systems of memory will be examined based upon empirical data revealing of the dreamt experience, but also of daily life, such as new teaching methods, or the creation of artefacts, produced both by ancestors or contemporaries. These accounts will help us to understand this new process of “Zaparaisation”, which depends as much on a process of ethno-archiving than on ethno-museography, and which awakens the immaterial. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication de la GnRH au traitement de l'infertilité chez la vache
Hanzen, Christian ULg

Conference (2007, December)

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See detailApproche exploratoire des modèles économiques des sociétés de services actives dans le secteur Open Source
Desmecht, James; Lisein, Olivier ULg; Pichault, François ULg

E-print/Working paper (2007)

Le secteur Open Source connaît une profonde mutation: à côté de l’idéologie libertaire prônée par ses défenseurs, il migre vers une "économie de marché" au sein de laquelle les acteurs développent ... [more ▼]

Le secteur Open Source connaît une profonde mutation: à côté de l’idéologie libertaire prônée par ses défenseurs, il migre vers une "économie de marché" au sein de laquelle les acteurs développent désormais de réelles stratégies commerciales. A partir d’une étude exploratoire, basée sur l’analyse de six cas d’entreprises, notre recherche met en évidence les modèles d'affaires privilégiés par ces sociétés pour positionner leur offre de produits/services et générer un retour lucratif à leurs activités. Synthétisés au travers de trois approches distinctes – les logiques de la complexification, du système clos et de l’intermédiation –, ces modèles économiques reflètent des positionnements foncièrement différents par rapport à la philosophie Open Source et soulignent les ressources (au sens de Barney, 1991) que les entreprises mobilisent pour créer un lien de dépendance envers leur clientèle et se forger un avantage concurrentiel durable. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication du protocole Ovsynch au traitement du kyste ovarien chez la vache
Hanzen, Christian ULg

Conference (2007, December)

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See detailSpatial Models of Bistability in Biological Collectives
Paley, Derek; Leonard, Naomi; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2007, December)

We explore collective behavior in biological systems using a cooperative control framework. In particular, we study a hysteresis phenomenon in which a collective switches from circular to parallel motion ... [more ▼]

We explore collective behavior in biological systems using a cooperative control framework. In particular, we study a hysteresis phenomenon in which a collective switches from circular to parallel motion under slow variation of the neighborhood size in which individuals tend to align with one another. In the case that the neighborhood radius is less than the circular motion radius, both circular and parallel motion can occur. We provide Lyapunov-based analysis of bistability of circular and parallel motion in a closed-loop system of selfpropelled particles with coupled-oscillator dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical and analytical investigations on iron columns reinforced by FRP under axial compression
Ly, Dong Phuong Lam ULg; Rondal, Jacques ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Smith, S. T. (Ed.) Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures-APFIS07 (2007, December)

This paper presents numerical and analytical investigations on iron columns under axial compression, strengthened with high modulus carbon fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets. Numerical and analytical ... [more ▼]

This paper presents numerical and analytical investigations on iron columns under axial compression, strengthened with high modulus carbon fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets. Numerical and analytical models are proposed to predict the resistance and stability load of such elements, including effects of section and member geometrical imperfections and of the nonlinear characteristic and the anisotropy in post elasticity of iron material. It is shown that axial resistance and stiffness of iron columns can be increased significantly with the use of longitudinal FRP sheets as a result of the reduction of the column slenderness, but also that transverse FRP sheets should also be used to avoid any local buckling of the longitudinal FRP sheets during loading. [less ▲]

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See detailThe microstructure of hybrid silica gels and its modification by evaporative and supercritical dryings
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Blacher, Silvia ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2007), 44(3), 211-218

The effect of evaporative drying on the pore size of two series of hybrid silica gels is investigated by combining beam bending on the gels and mercury porosimetry on the aerogels and xerogels with ... [more ▼]

The effect of evaporative drying on the pore size of two series of hybrid silica gels is investigated by combining beam bending on the gels and mercury porosimetry on the aerogels and xerogels with transmission electron microscopy on the xerogels. It is shown that the shrinkage of the pores during drying is different in the two series: in one series the pores shrink proportionally to their volume, in the other the pores collapse until they all reach the same size. The experimental data enable us to discuss the relation between these two different behaviours and the different morphology of the two series of gels. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Culture céramique de Terqa au troisième millénaire
Mas, Juliette ULg

Conference (2007, December)

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Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Gheysen, Thibaut ULg

Software (2007)

G-Cube est un logiciel de cubage d'arbres sur pieds ou abattus fonctionnant dans l'environnement Microsoft® Excel. Il donne accès aux principaux barèmes de cubage (défilement, décroissance), ainsi qu'aux ... [more ▼]

G-Cube est un logiciel de cubage d'arbres sur pieds ou abattus fonctionnant dans l'environnement Microsoft® Excel. Il donne accès aux principaux barèmes de cubage (défilement, décroissance), ainsi qu'aux équations de cubage adaptées à la Région wallonne. Il accepte différentes modalités de mesures de grosseurs des arbres (diamètre ; circonférence ; 1,3m ; 1,5m ; …) et de présentation des données (arbres individuels, listes par classes de grosseur, listes par classes de grosseur et de hauteur). Il intègre également un module simplifié de traitement de données d'inventaire par échantillonnage [less ▲]

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See detailRapport coûts/bénéfices des différents niveaux de performances énergétiques des bâtiments neufs
Dupont, Géraldine ULg; Hauglustaine, Jean-Marie ULg

Report (2007)

Within the framework of the modification of its RCU on energy, the commune of Villers-le-Bouillet entrusted the study of the Energy Performance to us and of the dependant economic aspects of a dwelling ... [more ▼]

Within the framework of the modification of its RCU on energy, the commune of Villers-le-Bouillet entrusted the study of the Energy Performance to us and of the dependant economic aspects of a dwelling, the choice of the analyzed case was made on the average dwelling defined within the framework Construire action With Energy. It is a question of varying various technical combinations (thermo isolation, heating system, renewable energy…) equipping this dwelling in order to obtain a panel of realistic solutions to study under energy” and “economic” angle the “. The analysis of these projects must make it possible to release a maximum level of consumption in primary energy per m ² and per annum, as well as a maximum level of CO2 emission, both realistic as well from the environmental point of view as economic. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation and Preliminary Evaluation of an ISP-Driven Informed Path Selection
Saucez, Damien; Donnet, Benoît ULg; Bonaventure, Olivier

in ACM CoNEXT conference (2007, December)

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See detailCaractérisation physiologique et biochimique du processus de vieillissement du tubercule de pomme de terre (Solanum tuberosum L.)
Delaplace, Pierre ULg

Doctoral thesis (2007)

Potato seed tuber is considered as a model organ to study plant ageing. Besides, its physiological age greatly influences germination pattern and thus agronomical performance. In order to unravel the ... [more ▼]

Potato seed tuber is considered as a model organ to study plant ageing. Besides, its physiological age greatly influences germination pattern and thus agronomical performance. In order to unravel the biochemical processes underlying ageing, potato seed tubers (cv. Bintje and Désirée) were stored at 4°C for 7 months and regularly sampled to assess both physiological and biochemical parameters. Physiological age markers (PAI, incubation period) evolution was measured and allowed us to define a reference frame more accurate than the chronological age. A correlation has also been established with the growth parameters (number of stems, duration before emergence). In parallel, two biochemical approaches allowed us to assay proteome and antioxidant system modifications occurring during ageing. Protein pattern evolution was assessed by DIGE after hot SDS extraction. During ageing, 93 spots were strictly up- or down- regulated while 4 others exhibited an abundance curve with a transient maximum. After manual picking of 43 selected spots based on their expression profile, 32 proteins were identified by MS/MS. Differentially expressed proteins are mainly involved in patatin catabolism, stress response, glycolysis, protein turn-over and lipid oxidation. A complementary targeted approach has then been set up based on the free radical ageing theory. SOD, CAT, APX and POX activities as well as ascorbate, glutathione, carotenoid and phenolic compound contents were measured during ageing. These data seem to indicate that the antioxidant system undergoes marked changes in response to an increased production of reactive oxygen species. However, no accumulation of oxidative damages has been observed on lipids and proteins. All these kinetic data allowed us to build an integrated ageing model. These results are discussed in the above-mentioned theoretical context. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat is it like to be vegetative or minimally conscious?
Laureys, Steven ULg; Boly, Mélanie ULg

in Current Opinion in Neurology (2007), 20(6), 609-613

Purpose of review Patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state continue to pose problems in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Despite recent waves of international media attention ... [more ▼]

Purpose of review Patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state continue to pose problems in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Despite recent waves of international media attention following Terri Schiavo's death and the 'miracle recovery' of Terry Wallis, research efforts aimed at increasing our knowledge about brain function in these conditions remain scarce and must address a series of difficulties, including financial and ethical barriers. Here we review current possibilities and limitations of clinical and para-clinical assessment of chronic disorders of consciousness. Recent findings During the past year the field has witnessed publication of significant, yet isolated, case reports in top-ranking journals, including Science and Nature. Such milestone reports and other impressive recent technological advances in the study of vegetative and minimally conscious patients reveal enthralling areas of science that must find their way to clinical medical reality. Summary Consciousness is a subjective experience whose study has remained within the purview of philosophy for millennia. That has finally changed, and empirical evidence from functional neuroimaging offers a genuine glimpse at a solution to the infamous mind-body conundrum. New technological and scientific advances offer the neurological community unique ways to improve our understanding and management of vegetative and minimally conscious patients. [less ▲]

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See detailIon Beam Induced Luminescence & Cultural Heritage
Calvo Del Castillo, Helena ULg

Scientific conference (2007, December)

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